Middlebury

October 8, 2001

Contact:
Sarah Ray

802-443-5794

sray@middlebury.edu

Posted: October 8, 2001

MIDDLEBURY,
VT
- The women's and gender studies program at
Middlebury College will host two prominent leaders and
chroniclers of the women's movement during the month of
October.

On Oct. 15,
Susan Brownmiller will discuss "A History of the Women's
Liberation Movement." Brownmiller is the author of "Against
Our Will: Men, Women and Rape," named one of the most
notable books of the 20th century by The New York Times. Her
most recent book is titled "In Our Time: Memoir of a
Revolution."

On Oct. 30,
Betty Friedan, one of the world's leading women's rights
advocates, will discuss her recently published autobiography
"Life so Far." Her book, "The Feminine Mystique," set off
shock waves around the country when it was first published
in 1963. Since then, she has authored several additional
books including, "The Fountain of Age" and "Beyond Gender:
The New Politics of Work and Family."

Both events
are free and will take place at 4:15 p.m. Brownmiller will
speak in Room 220 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way
off College Street (Route 125). Friedan will speak in Dana
Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center on College Street
(Route 125). The events are co-sponsored by the College's
office of institutional diversity and Feminist Action of
Middlebury. For more information, contact Deborah Grant of
the Middlebury College women's and gender studies program at
802-443-5937.